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Queen’s University Belfast has a distinguished heritage and history. It is a dynamic, innovative 21st century university educating students of the modern world and making a difference to the lives of people across the globe.

Since its establishment in 1845, Queen’s graduates have made a distinctive contribution to many spheres of life both in Northern Ireland and further afield. Our annual impact on the Northern Ireland economy can be measured in hundreds of millions of pounds, but our impact on society cannot be quantified in financial terms alone. Queen’s researchers are addressing global challenges in order to change society for the better, whilst our students are acquiring the necessary skills to ensure future economic growth.

Queen’s graduates are Northern Ireland’s role models at home and ambassadors abroad. We look constantly towards new horizons.  The Queen’s Foundation plays a vital role in securing philanthropic investment to help implement the University’s bold and imaginative plans. Over the past ten years, generous giving has transformed the academic life of the campus and the student experience. The McClay Library, Riddel Hall, the Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology, the range of scholarships and internships available to our students - these are striking examples of what has been and can be achieved. The pursuit of excellence is the heartbeat of this University. Innovation is in our DNA. That is why we are now embarking on a new and ambitious fundraising campaign to raise £140m over the next five years for projects which will increase and enhance the impact we make on society and the economy, locally and internationally.

We invite you who value the role of higher education in making a difference - now and for future generations - to play your part. It will be an exciting journey.

Please join us.


Thomas Lynch
The Queen’s University
of Belfast Foundation